Math 151 – Mathematics for Liberal Arts
CHAPTER 1 (Sections 1.1 - 1.3)
All work must be shown.
Please include the answer on the test and double check your answers
as there is no partial credit considered for this exam.
Please ensure your work is explained
clearly in order to receive credit.
Points will not be given for partial work shown.
Determine whether the reasoning involved is an example of inductive or deductive
reasoning. (5 points)
Sam Johnson is a sales representative for a publishing company.
For the past 20
years, he has exceeded his annual sales goal, primarily by selling mathematics
Therefore, he will also exceed her annual sales goals this year.
For all natural numbers n,
is also a natural number.
196 is a natural number.
is a natural number.
Use the method of successive differences to find the next term in the sequence. (5
3, 11, 31, 69, 131, 223, ….
5, 15, 37, 77, 141, ….